I have hiked this trail twice this week and I must say, what a great work out! It has great elevation changes that if done right really work the legs! This trail runs parallel with the water so it's super pretty to boot! My only complaint is that the trail ends abruptly due to debris in the way of the last bit of it. But it's still a great choice!
Matt L. on Guadalupe Park Trail
this trail is called something like, "south river bend trail" on the info board at the trail head. I took my wife with a 1 year old on her back and my 5 and 3 year old along for the trip. Everyone was able to complete the hike without much effort and energy, which they immediately managed to rerouter towars complaining and bickering. At any rate, the trail seems well maintained except for a couple of spots of severe erosion that are being worked on. to be honest it was a little lack luster when it ended at a pump station with little room for river access. without the kids this trail had a couple more water access points that can be got to, but it just didn't float our boats. boring trail so it earned a two, but the river is truly beautiful in its own right, minus this trail and it's still worth floating.
This trail is 1.5 miles one way. The path is well-packed dirt with logs bordering the trail most of the way. The trees provide a canopy for most of the trail, so it is a nice and shady walk. The trail is a combination of level walking with intermittent climbs. There are wooden steps for the ascents/descents and two wooden bridges. The trail is narrow at times with overgrowth. The path goes through the woods along the Guadalupe River, with homes on the other side of the river. This is a beautiful, comparatively short trail. If you are looking for a wilderness trail, this may not be the one for you because you can see the homes across the river at times and the trail borders a sports field part of the way. The end of the trail is ill-defined. When you come to a fork and see a path running along the fence of the sports field, you know that you are at the end. the trail just loops around the fork.
I loved this trail. It was just what I was looking for. I went in the middle of the day in late April, and it was pleasant and breezy. I packed a picnic lunch and sat by the river when I finished the hike.